ACE Adverse Childhood Experience

AD(H)D Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ARBD Alcohol Related Birth Defects

ARND Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder

AP Alternative Provision

ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder

BAD Bipolar Affective Disorder

BERA British Educational Research Association

BILD British Institute of Learning Disabilities

CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

CCVAB Children who display Challenging, Violent or Aggressive Behaviour

CDSR The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

CPD Continuing Professional Development

CUREE Centre for the Use of Research Evidence in Education

CWMT Cogmed Working Memory Training

CYPS Children and Young People Services

DCD Developmental Coordination Disorder

DPO Data Protection Officer

DfE Department for Education

DoH Department of Health

DSG Designated School Grant

DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

EHCP Education, Health and Care plan

EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage

FASD Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

FE Further Education

FIES Food Insecurity Experience Scale

FSM Free School Meals

GDPR General Data Protection Regulation

GP General Practitioner

HI Hearing Impairment

HIV Human, Immunodeficiency Virus

IASS SEND Information, Advice and Support Service

ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases

IHCP Individual Healthcare plan

IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice

ITE Initial Teacher Education

LA Local Authority

LAIT Local Authority Interactive Tool

MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty

MSI Multi-Sensory Impairment

NC National Curriculum

NCTL National College for Teaching and Leadership

NHS National Health Service

OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Ofsted     Office for Standards in Education

ONS Office for National Statistics

PECS Picture Exchange Communication System

PFAS Partial Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PBS Positive Behaviour Support

PRU Pupil Referral Unit

PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

SEN Special Educational Needs

SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SEND Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Needs

SLD Severe Learning Difficulty

SMART Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time bound

SPD Sensory Processing Disorder

SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty

SSRI Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

SMI Severe Mental Illness

TA Teaching Assistant

UNCRPD United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

VI Visual Impairment

YOT Youth Offending Team

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